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The effectiveness of nurse-led surgical pre-assessment clinics

Ormrod, Graham (2003) The effectiveness of nurse-led surgical pre-assessment clinics. Professional Nurse, 18 (2). pp. 685-687. ISSN 0266-8130

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Pre-operative pre-assessment has this summer
been the subject of National Institute for
Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance (see
Box 1), However, in a review of pre-assessment
clinics, Clinch (1997) states that, before 1990,
there was little published formal research on preassessment,
with most accounts being descriptive,
anecdotal and aimed at sharing the experience
of organising such services, Box 2 shows the
traditional pathway for patients requiring elective
surgery in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Reproduced by kind permission of Emap
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2009 09:05
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 10:37


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